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ISBN13: 9780345476074
ISBN10: 0345476077
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Matthew Vanderlaan, March 29, 2009 (view all comments by Matthew Vanderlaan)
An excellent collection of New Weird fiction. A general trend of post apocalypse fiction thrown in with a lot of "edge of reality" kind of stories. To say the least, I was a bit nervous around normal things after this book. Mieville is the master of making the mundane startling unnatural.
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Kirsten, August 18, 2006 (view all comments by Kirsten)
This is an excellent collection of short stories, including the award-winning novella "The Tain." It's fun to see Mieville outside of the universe of his three most recent novels; I love Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council, but it's always fun to see an author in a different context. The title story is excellent, as is "The Tain" and "The Ball Room," but my favorite was "Reports of Certain Events in London."
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Mieville, China
Del Rey Books
Mieville, China
Fantasy fiction, English
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
August 30, 2005
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9.18x6.20x.73 in. .71 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "London is a dangerous and demon-haunted place, at least for the characters in the dark, finely crafted tales presented in Miéville's first story collection. Miéville, who has won Arthur C. Clarke, British Science Fiction, and British Fantasy awards, writes of a city besieged by exotic forms of urban decay, monsters, sadistic and ghostly children, as well as, on a lighter note, the Gay Men's Radical Singing Caucus. In the novella 'The Tain,' the city has been conquered by vengeful creatures who have erupted from every mirror and reflective surface. In 'Details,' a story with subtle connections to H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos, a young boy meets an elderly woman who has looked too deeply into the patterns that underlie the universe. In 'Foundation,' perhaps the most powerful story in the book, a veteran must come to terms with the horrors he helped perpetrate during the first Gulf War. Though lacking the baroque complexity and extravagance of Miéville's novels (Iron Council, etc.), these 14 stories, including one in graphic-novel form, serve as a powerful introduction to the work of one of the most important new fantasy writers of the past decade. Agent, Mic Cheetham." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Miéville moves effortlessly into the first division of those who use the tools and weapons of the fantastic to define and create the fiction of the coming century."
"Review" by , "Even the greatest admirers of Miéville's New Crobuzon novels may feel that these stories really fulfill his big newcomer's promise....In every story, Miéville's way with voice and perspective is utterly captivating. Brilliant work."
"Synopsis" by , From the award-winning author of Perdido Street Station, The Scar, and Iron Council comes a collection of 15 short stories, four of them new, including a groundbreaking work in graphic-novel form.
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